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Dr Anna Chalkley

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty/Dept/School The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
(Faculty of Health Studies)


Dr Anna Chalkley is a Senior Research Fellow in school-based physical activity and knowledge exchange. Anna’s research focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of school-based physical activity interventions. Anna strongly believes  in working at the interface of research, policy and practice in physical activity promotion to ensure that the work she does is impactful and is applicable to the real world. She is particularly interested in the translation of research and how it is used to inform policy and practice.

Anna has acted as an advisor to a range of national and international health promotion agencies (e.g. Public Health England and the World Health Organization) and has served on the board of directors for the International Society for Physical Activity and Health. Anna is currently Chair of the World Health Organization’s Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) Europe Network.


Physical Activity and Public Health

Children and Young People's Health

School-based Physical Activity Interventions

Implementation Science

Dissemination and Knowledge Translation

Process Evaluation

Physical Activity Policy

Physical Activity Advocacy

Teacher Education

Primary Education